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Go Guide, Feb. 15


Friday, February 15, 2019



ECU’s ​Loessin Playhouse will present “If/​Then” at 8 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in McGinnis Theatre. Based on a book by Brian Yorkey with music by Tom Kitt, this new musical simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths. There is a parental advisory due to mature content. Tickets are $17.50 for public, $10 for ECU student/​youth. Contact 328-6829 or theatre@ecu.edu for more information.

Jackie Robinson

East Carolina University’s Family Fare Series will present “Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart” at 7 p.m. today in Wright Auditorium The play tells the story of a star baseball player who was showered with adulation on the field but became a second-hand citizen when he walked off the diamond. Tickets are $10-$15. Contact 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Radford at 4 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Art reception

City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road, will host an opening reception for Richard Fennell’s “Working from the Edge” from 6-8 p.m. today. Fennell is recognized as one of the state’s leading colorists, known for his luminous landscape paintings of North Carolina. The show will continue through March 16. Visit cityartgallery.com or call 353-7000.


Hoops for Horizons

The second annual Hoops for Horizons Hoop-A-Thon will be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday in Minges Coliseum, Ficklen Drive. Participants will shoot basketball on the court that the ECU teams use and will raise money for the Horizons program at The Oakwood School. Contact karnold@theoakwoodschool.org.

Quiz Bowl

The 2019 Sheppard Memorial Library Public Library Quiz Bowl will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Meeting Room A of the main library, 530 Evans St. Participating high school teams include: Ayden-Grifton, D.H. Conley, J.H. Rose, John Paul II Catholic and South Central. For more information, call 329-4376.

Choral Society gala

The Greenville Choral Society will hold its 17th annual gala, Pirate Follies at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brook Valley Country Club, 311 Oxford Road. The evening will begin with a social hour with a cash bar and a silent auction, followed by dinner and performances by the Greenville Choral Society Concert Choir. The event will feature the music of “Pirates of Penzance.” Tickets are $80 each or $150 per couple. Visit greenvillechoralsociety.com.


‘Twilight Boy’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host a presentation of “Twilight Boy” at 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday. The original play was written by ECU School of Theatre and Dance student Connor Gerney, who received an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity grant to produce it. “Twilight Boy” focuses on three sculpture students and what happens when one of them goes missing. Free. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Youth orchestra

The Eastern Youth Orchestras will perform their annual spring concerts Sunday and Feb. 24-25. The 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17, will feature the senior orchestra only. The junior and preparatory orchestras will perform at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Both concerts will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 2101 N. Heritage St., Kinston. A concert featuring all orchestras will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at ECU’s A.J. Fletcher Music Hall. All concerts are free. Visit easternyouthorchestras.org.

Chilli Cook-Off

The ninth annual Heat to Defeat ALC Chili Cook-Off will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Christy's Euro Pub, 301 S. Jarvis St. Call 758-2774 or visit christyseuropub.com.

Tar Kiln Hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host “Tar Kiln Hike” at 1 p.m. Sunday. Meet at the Ivey Gut parking lot and come prepared for a moderate hike through an early succession pine forest, exploring remaining tar kilns along the way. Free. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.


Music therapy recital

The Power of Music Therapy Recital will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday in A.J. Fletcher Music Hall. It is presented by ECU music therapy majors and Heart and Soul Choir. Free. Call 328-6851.


Women’s basketball

ECU will play the University of South Florida at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.


Transient Canvas

The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Transient Canvas at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. The duo seeks to elevate roles of the bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.


Chamber Music Dressed Down

Chamber Music Dressed Down II, part of ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall on campus. Robert McDonald, piano, Marcy Rosen, cello; and Ara Gregorian and Daniel Phillips, violin; viola will perform Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23 Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60 Tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for ECU students. Call 328-4788 or visit ecu.edu/​arts.

‘Sideways Stories’

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will present “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Additional performances will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and March 3, and at 6 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1. Based on Louis Sachar’s beloved children’s books, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” brings to life an elementary school where wicked teachers turn students to apples and other strange things happen. Tickets are $16, $14 for members. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Winter concert series

The Beaufort County Traditional Music Association’s Winter Concert Series will continue with “Pamela and JB” at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Turnage Theatre Gallery, 150 W. Main St.,, Washington, N.C. This acoustic duo performs many favorite classic rock, country and pop tunes from the 70’s to today. There is no admission charge. Donations are accepted. Visit bctma.org

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Monmouth at 4 p.m. Feb. 22, 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at Clark-LeClair Stadium.Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Chess tournament

Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., is partnering with a local chess club, Highway 264 Chess, to host the Pitt County Chess Open beginning at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23. The tournament, which will consist of three rounds, is sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation. Registration is available online at https://​sites.google.com/​view/​pittareachessopen/​home

Random Acts

Random Acts will be performed at 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in Burnette Theatre in McGinnis. The show will feature dance, musical theatre, poetry, and other styles of performance art by ECU students. Tickets are $5. Call 328-6829.

Fairy House Festival

River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road, will host Fairy House Festival from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 23.The activity is designed to help participants reconnect with nature through building whimsical habitats. The event will include hot chocolate and a campfire. Free. Call 329-4562.

Women’s basketball

ECU will play the University of Cincinnati at 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Chamber Singers

The ECU Chamber Singers will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Peace Presbyterian Church, 301 Guiness Drive, Winterville. Free. Call 328-6851.

Live Oak Hike

Goose Creek State Park, 2190 Camp Leach Road Washington, N.C., will host “Live Oak Hike” at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Meet at the last parking lot and join a ranger on a leisurely hike on Live Oak Trail. Free. Call 923-2191 or visit www.ncparks.gov/​goose-creek-state-park.

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Air Force at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Chorale and Concert Choir

ECU’s University Chorale and Concert Choir will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. Free. Call 328-6851.

Black composers

The Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Black Composers Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Koinonia Christian Center Church, 1405 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The free concert will include music by American composer Florence Price. The symphony will be joined by Elements of Praise (PCC’s Gospel Choir) the PCC Chorale and several members from area churches. Free, but donations accepted to benefit PCC’s music program. Call 493-7493.


The North Carolina NewMusic Initiative will present Frequencies at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Frequencies is an ensemble created and directed by students. Free. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

ECU baseball

The Pirates will play Elon at 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at Clark-LeClair Stadium.Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Men’s basketball

ECU will play Houston at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Minges Coliseum’s Williams Arena. Visit www.ecupirates.com for tickets.

Mexican Brass

Mexican Brass will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in Wright Auditorium as part of ECU’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. Latin America’s most successful brass quintet combines skills at virtuosic chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience and showmanship. Tickets are $15-$45. Visit ecu.edu/​arts.

Sculpture exhibit

An inclusive public art sculpture exhibit will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Goess Center at Pitt Community College, 1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville. The event is hosted by artist Sally Jacobs, along with the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina and the Eastern North Carolina Latin American Coalition. The mobile and interactive art sculpture portrays the circumstances of the local farmworker population and provides educational and advocacy opportunities to the public. Free. Call 258-9967 or email juvenciorp@amexcannc.org.

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